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swollen painful lymph nodes - reassurance please.

(10 Posts)
Titsalinabumsquash Wed 09-Dec-15 21:59:47

Either side of my jaw has a hard lump, the size of a cherry stone, one I'd sore the other isn't but is still hard and bigger than normal, a few people have commented that my cheeks look swollen.
I've no symptoms other than a mild sore throat a few days ago.
There are bugs in the house though, my daughter is recovering from tonsillitis and my son has a bad cough/cold.

Now obviously I've been on google and diagnosed myself with cancer. blush has anyone has these lumps and it's been fine? I have anxiety issues and although I'll obviously go the gp if it doesn't go away soon I'm scared now!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 09-Dec-15 22:04:46

Have you had mumps before?

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 09-Dec-15 22:06:11

No but I thought the mmr jab was for that and I had that as a child.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 09-Dec-15 22:06:13

It could be that or probably just glands swelling in response to your sore throat. Is normal and they can take a wee while to subside

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 09-Dec-15 22:06:36

Yes less likely to be mumps if you had that

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 09-Dec-15 22:26:30

Well I assume I had it, I know I'm immune to rubella because I was checked when pregnant after coming into contact with it.
1987 I was born was the vaccine around then?
I suppose a GP appointment is in order if they don't go down in a few days/weeks?

I've got a huge grape like perma hard lump in my armpit that the dr said was a lymph node or a cyst that had swollen but she was happy that it was 'safe' and would remain that way even though it's likely to be there forever.

I must sound lovely all these lumps and bumps I describe confused

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 10-Dec-15 09:00:14

I'm not sure if you had the vaccine. U didn't but I am 15 years older.

I think it could still be mumps if you had it but it's a tiny chance. I thought about mumps as there was a notice up in nurses office when I was there recently saying mumps was having a resurgence.

Could just be the sore throat though. I think they will go down in a few days

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 10-Dec-15 09:01:17

That was meant to say "I didn't" not U

Titsalinabumsquash Thu 10-Dec-15 16:05:39

Just to update (because I hate when people don't!) I woken up this morning with gooey eyes, GP says it's common with infective conjunctivitis to get swollen lymph nodes before the eyes go sticky. What fun! hmm

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 10-Dec-15 22:31:32

Oh no, hope that clears soon.

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